Monday, October 25, 2010

taste of belmont...

or at least that's what we're calling it! Paul's mom started a little something called the Taste of Belmont. She said that each family (Paul's parents, my parents, Ashley, Daniel and Leighton, and Andrew and Danielle) has to cook something that they haven't cooked before. Paul and I hosted last night's Taste of Belmont. It's a lot of fun, but I must say we were a little intimidated to serve something that we had never made before. Everything turned out good though.

What was on our menu:
- Pesto Brie and homemade pigs in a blanket (Paul's recipe) for our appetizer
- Sliders with caramelized onions and mushrooms
- Garlic oven fries
- Fall salad with maple vinaigrette
- Apple cobbler and cinnamon ice cream

Here's the spread.

Mom and Danielle are in deep conversation while Leighton is just dancing away. Love it!

Here are some recipes from the evening that I think you might enjoy.

We ended the evening with apple cobbler. Paul made the cobbler using his Eagle Scout skills;)
What you need:
Fresh apple slices
2 cans apple pie filling
White cake mix
12 oz can of Sprite (yes, that is not a typo)

Paul's directions:
- Line your dutch oven with foil
- Layer your apple slices and apple pie filling in the dutch oven
- Mix the cake mix and Sprite in a medium bowl and then pour the mixture on top of the apples
- Sprinkle the mixture with cinnamon

Paul dug a small hole in our back yard and filled it with coals. He then heated the coals until they turned white and then he placed the dutch oven on top of the coals. Let it bake for about 30 minutes. Tada! I couldn't believe it. It tasted great!

We had such a fun evening! You know it was a good night when your ending looks like this!

1 comment:

  1. We had such a wonderful time and loved getting to spend time on your beautiful new deck! Everything was delicious!